Never-before-seen photos of Coppola's masterpiece
Selections from Steve Schapiro's photographs provide an insider's view of the making of the legendary trilogy.This edition is limited to 1,000 copies, each numbered and signed by Steve Schapiro.
Imagine the experience of witnessing renowned actors as they made their most memorable performances. Steve Schapiro has had such a privilege as special photographer on some of American cinema’s most beloved movies. For Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy, Schapiro immortalized actors such as Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, James Caan, Robert Duvall, and Diane Keaton. His photographs of the Godfather holding the cat and the whisper in the Godfather’s ear have become iconic images known throughout the world. Brought together in a book for the first time is a vast selection of images from all three Godfather films, reproduced from Schapiro’s original negatives.
This lavish, limited edition book allows fans a privileged peek behind the scenes in the making of film history.
Bombardier’s Learjet 85 is powered by twin Pratt & Whitney PW307B engines with a range of five thousand five hundred kilometers and a top speed of Mach 0.82. It is the first Learjet to feature an all composite body which makes it more fuel efficient and gives it its large range. Deliveries are expected to start in early 2011.
Elegant and chic, this portable and contemporary library case holds 40 of Assouline’s ‘must-have’ Memoirs books on art, fashion, design and architecture. The distinctive saddle-stitched white leather library case, lined with red suede, tastefully displays Assouline’s logo on a small metal plaque in front. $2500
BMW's new F 800 R was unveiled at the Milan motorcycle show (EICMA 2008),
The engine of the new bike is the 798 cc parallel twin with four valves that debuted in the F 800 S. Weighing in at 182kg – or 204kg fully fueled – the F 800 R is capable of sprinting power and a top speed of more than 200km.
Note: BMW F 800 R
Solange's work is the preferred choice of London's most discerning stars of rock, pop, film or any field for that matter and is a permanent fixture in the jewellery gallery of the Musée Décoratifs at the Louvre and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Conceived just as much as jewellery – a ‘liquid gem’ as she calls it, her first scent is as innovative a creation as ever. Entitled ‘Stoned’, the fragrance is mixed with diamond dust and bejewels the wearer’s skin. The scent is contained in a unique red bottle, hand-blown by a London master. It is created exclusively for 20ltd.com. Only 30 editions will ever be made.
Samsung's RFG299 is a new French Door Refrigerator with a 7-inch touchscreen LCD. The LCD screen allows users to control the refrigerator's temperature or monitor its water filter status, and also offers access to integrated calendars, schedules, photos, nutrition facts and unit conversions. The fridge has the largest capacity of any standard-sized refrigerator with a French door design, at 28.5 cubic feet, Samsung claims.
Italian jewellery brand Bulgari has committed to raising €10 million for Save The Children's "Rewrite the Future" campaign as part of its 125th birthday celebrations in 2009. This silver ring, which features an evgraved Bulgari logo, will go on sale for €290 from February 1, with €50 from each sale being donated to the charity. At the end of the year, 15 pieces of high jewellery and 8 high-end timepieces will go to auction in New York and all proceeds will be donated to Save The Children.
Monochrome Gift Ideas from Mercedes-Benz: Brilliant White for the Holidays
Mercedes-Benz has put together an exclusive range of gifts for the coming festive season with white as the predominant color. The varied selection of gifts for children and adults from the Mercedes-Benz Collection ranges from two and four-wheel vehicles with tailor-made comfort features to smart sports and leisurewear.
With its all-out high-quality fittings, first-class fabrication and elegant design, the Comfort Edition mountain bike in white meets all the needs of the discerning cyclist. The high-end aluminum construction from the Bike Collection immediately appeals with its sophisticated four-link rear construction that combines a high level of cycling comfort with optimum tire traction on challenging off-road terrain. The handlebar grips with ergonomic hand support surfaces are adapted to the bike perfectly and produced by Ergon, a renowned manufacturer of ergonomic cycle components and solutions.
The state-of-the-art frame was developed in collaboration with premium German cycle manufacturer ADPEngineering GmbH, which also produces the renowned high-quality cycles of the Rotwild brand and has established itself as a reliable partner for all two-wheel constructions offered by Mercedes-Benz. Furthermore, the elegant bike also meets the requirements of fashion-conscious cyclists thanks to the discreet interplay of colors with black and red elements.
The Comfort Edition in white is available in frame sizes S (45 cm) and M (48 cm), and the anthracite-colored Sport Edition with modified fittings is available in sizes S (47 cm), M (50 cm) and L (53 cm).
Popular Sports Utility Vehicle in miniature format
The authentic model cars of the GLK-Class also feature a high degree of diversity. They are equally suitable both for the collector’s display cabinet and as an exclusive desk eye-catcher. They are sought-after innovations in both the leading global collector dimensions of 1:18* and 1:43and the popular model railway size 1:87. As with the original, two different editions (the off-road styling package and the exterior sports package) as well as high-gloss coatings in the original colors are available.
Stylish outfit for every occasion
Classy white is also the identifying feature of the exclusive range of clothing for him and her. The polo shirt for ladies (sizes 36 to 44) and gents (sizes 50 to 56) from the Golf Collection has been designed for Mercedes-Benz by Chervò, the leading manufacturer of golfing and leisurewear. This modern classic is made of DRY-MATIC. Thanks to its special molecular structure, the synthetic micro fiber prevents water and humidity from being absorbed, thereby enabling the shirt to dry particularly fast.
The cozy set of ladies’ woollies from the Lifestyle Collection offers effective protection against the cold : the bonnet, scarf, gloves and wrist warmers are made from a high-quality mix of wools. A large number of decorative ice crystals adorn the attractive set - and give the Mercedes star its winter look.
The men’s shirt with classic Kentcollar also proves valuable in the cold season. Also from the Lifestyle Collection, it is manufactured in finest easy-care quality and available in sizes S to XXL. This item of clothing was developed on behalf of Mercedes-Benz in collaboration with the traditional manufacturer OLYMP and embodies high-quality material, first-class fabrication and outstanding wear and care convenience. The pure silk tie in dark red with a Jacquard pattern - or alternatively in dark blue with stripes - provides an elegant contrast of colors.
Top fashion for Formula 1 fans in the current style of the McLaren Mercedes Team
The product range of the current Motorsports Collection is also being launched in brilliant white and can be combined perfectly with every outfit. Gray and red elements lend the multifunctional rain jacket a unique accent. Sealed seams at the shoulders and arms keep the wearer nice and dry while the Teflon coating provides protection against the wind, elements and dirt. What’s more, the practical built-in mobile phone pocket contains a hole for inserting headphones.
While the robust outdoor jacket is available for both male and female motor sport fans, the comfortable hooded sweatshirt is reserved solely for female Formula 1 enthusiasts. Red, gray and silver decorative elements on a white background add a special touch to this. The stylish blouse with neckholder is likewise turned into a genuine eye-catcher by the targeted positioning of colors - and has a particularly feminine look thanks to its narrow waist.
The Formula 1 ladies’ cap stands out as a simultaneously attractive and practical accessory. The intricate elastic interface ensures an optimum air supply even in bright sunshine on the ski slopes. The elaborate red highlight stripe underlines the smart casual appearance.
The same thing for kids as for adults: mobile child stars
The topic of mobility on all road surfaces is among the most important features characterizing the product range for children. A particular highlight here is the Bobby Benz SLK AMG special edition in white with production limited to 1,000 units. The facelifted version of the popular child’s go-cart clearly resembles the distinctive shape and dynamic line of its big brother on the roads.
The enhanced driving position of the successor model to the classic kid’s go-cart facilitates a more ergonomic leg positioning and thus more driving pleasure and better handling. The new Direct-Steer system has also reduced the turning circle so that the Bobby-Benz can now also be driven in the home. The high-profile whisper wheels fitted as standard on genuine Mercedes-Benz multi-spoke rims minimize the noise level.
The rakish Bobby-Bob sledge will also get young winter sports fans aged three and over properly into gear in the snow. Thanks to its cold-resistant synthetic construction, the innovative ski slope runabout is protected against icy temperatures of up to minus 30 degrees. The ergonomically designed steering fork and centrally positioned stable steering runner guarantee a safe ride. The monoski is also equipped with a telescopic suspension that is even able to cushion rapid starts comfortably. Replaceable metal runners made of high-quality stainless steel ensure a long service life.
There is also a genuine highlight for keen up-and-coming bikers: The kids’ bike is a cross between a walking bike and a bicycle. The ingenious ‘two-in-one’ solution makes riding a bike child’s play. Children aged two-and-a-half and above initially learn in a playful manner how to maintain their balance on two wheels: For this purpose the crank and chain are removed as a unit and the bike is turned into a training device. Once the children have trained sufficiently, the drive unit is easily refitted to turn the walking bike back into a complete bicycle. The large 16-inch wheels significantly increase the useful life of the multifunctional bicycle so that even six-year-olds enjoy using it.
The big racing sensation in small sizes
We also have the right outfit for children. In terms of ‘speed exhilaration’ the products of the Motorsports Collection capture the trends of the adults and focus on true Formula 1 flair. Whether in front of the television or on the pavement turned into a miniature race track: the kid's driver overall for three to eleven-year-olds (sizes S to XL) with authentic reproductions of the current sponsorship logos is absolutely fit for competition. And the Formula 1 kid's cap in silver with mesh insert and red highlight stripes on the side provides the ideal match.
The racing sensation can be experienced particularly vividly in the look of the major Formula 1 stars. The long sleeve racing shirt of the Vodafone McLaren Team is absolutely authentic and likewise adorned with the lettering and logos of the current sponsors.
The white UV beach shirt, available in sizes 86-104, keeps UV rays away from sensitive children’s skin. The delicate neck area is protected by a small stand-up collar. The sophisticated chrome imprint in silver and red serves as an eye-catcher. The team cap is not only stylish but also practical, as it keeps both sun and rain away. The pajama set in sizes 68 to 92 will ensure both sweet and fast dreams. Here too, the gray, red and black stripes stimulate the optical impact. And the Formula 1 logo on a white background distinguishes the true budding fan.
All Collection products can be obtained from Mercedes-Benz partners and are available immediately.
Sotheby's London will offer for sale the finest single collection of E.H. Shepard’s original drawings for Winnie-the-Pooh books to come to auction. This important collection includes the original drawing ‘He went on tracking, and Piglet . . . ran after him’ (est. £40,000-60,000). Also to be offered is a selection of significant A.A. Milne books, some of which are extremely limited editions and others that are signed or inscribed by the author.
For Fall, Louis Vuitton's Surya XL in Supple and lightweight patent calf leather. The
name pays homage to the Hindu sun god who rides through the heavens in his triumphal chariot, inspiring the glossiness and brightness in the Surya's supple patent leather. Louis Vuitton Surya XL - $3,360.00
Asprey, the British luxury brand founded in 1781, is renewing its focus on three core areas: jewelry, silver, and leather. Last year, the brand had expanded its ready-to-wear under creative director Hakan Rosenius, who left his post this summer, reports Fashion Week Daily
his season, Asprey has introduced eleven jewelry collections as part of the shift in the company's focus back to its roots.
Give your skin a boost this autumn with the Dazzle Super Moisturizer from skincare experts Körner. This super charged cream is scientifically proven to increase hydration levels and lock-in moisture all day long, producing plumped and radiant skin. Containing soothing extracts of magnolia grandiflora, floral nectars and Prickly Pear these miracle ingredients stimulate collagen production and elasticity, so you can guarantee a radiant and healthy looking complexion all winter.
Extraordinary Louis Vuitton trunk for sale on ebay. Ends Nov 14. 2008
citizenM hotel has won the Most Innovative Hotel award at the European Hotel Design Awards 2008. The European Hotel Design Awards, presented by Sleeper Magazine is the premier celebration of outstanding innovations in the hospitality industry and hotel design in Europe.
"This was perhaps the most hotly contested decision I have seen the judging panel have to make in the six years I have been involved in these awards. But I think it is fair to say that the eventual winner is a hotel that stood out from the competition in all aspects of its conception. Not just it's design and architecture, but also its use of technology, it's marketing, its future development potential and most importantly, the seamless integration of all these into a product that offers the guest a rewarding experience. The winning project was acknowledged by the panel to be a radically new hotel concept that will have considerable influence on others in the industry for years to come." Says Matt Turner, editor in chief Sleeper Magazine.
The Dutch hotel group citizenM hotels won the grand prize: The European Hotel Design Award of the Year
and three awards in the categories:
THE INNOVATION AWARD
"The judges looked at the added value for the guest, the† concept design, various use within the hotel, the building, the property, guest experience, use of information database, to check out and unanimously award the hotel who has accomplished to achieve this within all aspects of a hotel." Ahmed Akudi, International Projects Director, Grohe AG
THE TECHNOLOGY AWARD
"... We've seen moving facades.† The innovation of this hotel gives a scope and a degree of innovation... There's one clear winner.. citizenM hotels!" Guy Dittrich, journalist.
THE GRAPHIC DESIGN AWARD
"The art within hotel design illustrates a choice, a brand, an unique website, an experience recognisable through website, brochures and overall decor..." Juliet Kinsman, editor in chief, Mr & Mrs Smith.
citizenM hotels, opened their first property in June at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.
For reservations, please refer to website: www.citizenM.com